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May 23, 2016

Veracruz nightclub shootings leave six dead

A total of six men were killed early Sunday in shootings at two nightclubs in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said. The state prosecutor’s office said three gunmen opened fire from the deejay’s booth at four men sitting at a table in ...

May 23, 2016

Hamas plans to execute convicted criminals in public in Gaza Strip

Authorities in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip are planning to carry out a series of public executions, the attorney general in the Palestinian enclave said on Sunday. Islamist movement Hamas has carried out previous executions in Gaza, although rarely in public and mainly of people ...

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

May 22, 2016

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said. United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, confirmed Saturday the amount of the sale of the Kel-Tec PF-9, a 9-mm ...

Cyberthieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

May 22, 2016

Cyberthieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

On Jan. 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Wells Fargo complied. Over 10 days, Wells approved at least 12 transfers ...

U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

May 21, 2016

U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

A Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the president ...